The microphone is a transducer that converts sound into electrical signals. Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, tape recorders, hearing aids, concerts and in radio and television.

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Microphone cable --> Macbook Air

How do I get my microphone cable to plug into my MacBook air? (What adapter is required?) I cannot plug it into my headphone slot b/c I'll have headphones plugged into it, but my firewire and USB ...
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BT microphone stuck at lowest quality (sennheiser momentum wireless, windows 10)

Bought BT-headset. Using windows 10 and bluetooth found it immediatly and got it running. But the microphone is stuck at lowest quality (telephone). got told to try disabling as much as possible ...
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I always hear my in-line mic, even if the mic is disabled

I own a laptop with a headphone/mic combo jack. When I plug the headphones with in-line mic in, I will always hear the input from the mic, regardless of whether or not the Listen to this device button ...
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Is there any way to run a program in WInXPSP3 compat mode without it afterward requiring to be run with Admin rights?

edit: I think I've found another workaround in my code to avoid needing compatibility mode (still working on it). So, I've deleted the explanation of why I was needing it, since it just clouds the ...
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Line in Realtek Hight Definition Audio Not plugged in

From the Control Panel -> Sound -> Recording I have this : Line in Realtek Hight Definition Audio Not plugged in Wich annoy me a lot, I wish it to be perfect. I don't understand that, I what is wrong ...
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Headphone jack broke and trying to force the speakers

My headphones jack is broken inside of my laptop. I need to replace it but can't now. I used to listen from my computer from both headphones and speakers, but I opened up my laptop today and I couldn'...
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How come only some audio will play through my headset and other sounds will only play through my speakers?

I just built a new computer, msi x99a motherboard. On-board audio. Windows 10. Well I have a headset. Headphones+ a microphone. On my old PC all I had to do was plug the mic in and the headphones ...
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Why do I have to change default sound device to microphones every time I plug in my earphones?

I have recently installed Windows 10. Now,whenever I plug in my earphones,I go to sounds and change default device to microphones from speakers to play sound through microphones otherwise the sound ...
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How to change (via command-line) setting for “use device” / “don't use device” on Windows 10?

I have a microphone which does not have an off switch. It is USB and, if connected, it is powered on. Normally, I don't want the microphone on so I have to go into "Sounds", right-click the device, ...
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How to easily test microphones in windows 10?

Is there any way to speak something and quickly listen to my voices? Basically I saw some graph showing up on sound properties. However, I can't listen to my voice. Screen capture software like ...
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Microphone echos in Skype on Logitech G430 Headset

My Logitech G430 Headset has just randomly started echoing in Skype. I don't have any other voice chat software, so I don't know if it's just Skype. When I select Listen to this device in the Sound ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded OS) to remote machine(Windows 7) via RDP. The problem is once I try to test the audio via Skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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How to disable microphone auto increase in volume?

My friend on Skype constantly has his microphone volume increased automatically. After he says something in a loud voice the microphone goes back to normal. This also happens on RaidCall. It seems ...
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debian 8 usb headset mic not working

I have a fresh debian 8 install, with mate desktop, I am using Logintech H390 USB headset, the sound works fine, the microphone input driver is available but sound recording it's not recording ...
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Cortana cannot hear me - But my microphone works fine everywhere else

I'm having a really unique issue with Cortana not being able to hear me. I was able to set her up just fine when I did 'Learn My Voice' underneath her settings. When I click the microphone next to the ...
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Always allow microphone usage in Mozilla Firefox

Is there a way to always allow Mozilla Firefox to use my microphone for a certain site? Whenever I click the mic button it asks if Firefox is allowed to use my mic, how can I set it to always allow?
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How to use remote microphone on Remote Desktop

I wish to connect to a remote Windows 7 PC that has a microphone, and use that local microphone (on the destination PC) in recording applications. Unfortunately whenever I connect on Remote Desktop, ...
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My inbuilt microphone is not recording me, but picks up sounds that aren't there

So, I'm running Windows 10 (not sure what build) but I was trying to record some footage on Sony Vegas, and realized that it wasn't recording any audio. At first I thought it was a problem with Vegas ...
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Razer Dark Shark issue with microphone noise and IPhone incompatibility

Ηello I own a Razer Dark Shark headset. Ever since I bought it, I have issues with the microphone which makes a very loud and anoying noise with the slightest of movement. For instance, when I'm ...
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Headset microphone suddenly stopped working but plays some PC sound

It stopped working as I was speaking - I don't tihnk I did anything to break it. It doesn't detect any of my sound, no matter how loudly I speak, but it will detect anything that is loud coming out of ...
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Front Audio/Mic Jack Panel Not working in Windows 8

My brother recently bought a locally assembled desktop PC. But since he bought the PC the audio and mic jacks in the front panel doesn't seem to work while the ones at the back works fine. Also the ...
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How can I quickly reinitialize Dragon NaturallySpeaking after the microphone got saturated?

From time to time the microphone in Dragon NaturallySpeaking gets saturated: How can I quickly reinitialize Dragon NaturallySpeaking such a situation? Clicking on the microphone button works but I ...
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How to adjust volumes in a multi-point Lync call?

In multi-point conference calls, volumes of the participants tend to be random. For example: A participant may have a more sensitive microphone (or higher gain) than others. When this participant ...
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How to troubleshoot microphone or audio recording not working in Windows 7?

I have the following problem on Windows 7. The built-in microphone of my laptop does not seem to be working. Either that (i.e. the mic hardware is not working), or it may be a software problem, i.e. ...
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How can I improve the accuracy of Windows Speech Recognition?

Why is Windows Speech Recognition (the app) in Windows 8 and 8.1 so pathetic? I've been using it since they first put it on their OS years ago and it has hardly improved in the slightest. It still ...
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VXMBA bm-700 microphone low sound

My english is not the greatest, but I hope you can still catch what I'm trying to say. I recently bought a new desktop microphone for my pc, but When I was talking to my friends in skype they could ...
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How to ground a laptop which does not have an earth pin

I have a laptop which does not have an earth pin on its plug. Because of this whenever I try to record audio using an external microphone there is a terrible buzzing sound. How can I fix this problem
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Weird Noise From My Headset's Mic

Hello SuperUser Community i Have a problem in The Recorded Audio Which is a weird Noise in The Background it only happens when i Plug in The Charger For My Laptop otherwise The Audio Has no weird ...
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How to set default volume for microphone in startup in Win10

Every time I restart or shut down and then turn on my PC the volume of the microphone (in volume mixer) is set to high. Then I hear a bad noise (I think you call it coupled speakers, I'm apologize I'...
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Mic is only picking up vibrations

Literally vibrations, when on the recording devices pane, the only way i can get the mic to show it is picking up audio is by tapping the headphones on my desk. I have uninstalled and reinstalled ...
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Skype microphone not working, Surface Pro 3

I have a surface pro 3, with Skype 7.22.0.109 installed on Windows 8.1. When in calls, I can hear received audio, but my microphone will only give static or nothing. I have checked in the settings and ...
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Can I use my iphone 5C as a wireless microphone for my mac (for skype for eg.)?

Can I use my smartphone as a microphone ? I tried pocketaudio and other apps but they're all created for live performances. I have an iMac.
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Why isn't the mic volume and receiving volume working?

When I join a group call, host a group call, or call the Echo/Sound Test Service my mic starts to increase in volume as I speak and the volume of my friends is maxed out. I can't lower it. The ...
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My mic is picking up and playing back any and all sound?

I have a Inspiron 17.3" laptop. I run windows 7 My internal mic is picking up all sound and playing it back, which it then picks up again and plays back again. Ive had to turn off my mic entirely and ...
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Chromium: No microphone devices

I am using chromium on ArchLinux, and I have tested that with ffmpeg the microphone works and I can record a wav file. But when it comes to using online flash recorder, it shows that "Microphone ...
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How to create script to change audio device in SIP Phone on Windows 7

I hope I am posting in the right place, if there is somewhere more suitable, please point me in the right direction! Here is the picture describing what I want to accomplish with a hotkey or a ...
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Mic on skype doesnt work well at all

I was using skype and I had gotten a new computer which I now use to play on. Skype then decides to add a static to the call. This then results in my friends moaning at me, if I boost my mic then more ...
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Laptop with 1 audio jack and headset with 2 seperate cables?

I have a laptop, but my laptop have only one audio jack. So i would like to know and ask, is it possible to connect ONLY the microphone from the headset to the audio jack on my laptop and speaking ...
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Is Speech Runtime Executable spying on me in Windows 10

When looking at task manager I see Speech Runtime Executable always taking a bit of CPU Cortana (not Hey Cortana) is ON and Hey Cortana is OFF is enabled and these are my privacy settings My ...
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Prevent Lync 2010/Skype for business from auto muting me when joining conference call

So my headset at work has an inline switch to mute the microphone, which I've gotten into the habit of using to talk when doing conference calls. My employer has switched all conference calls to Lync/...
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How to feed my speaker to my microphone?

I am chatting on gtalk and want the following things to happen: I am listening a song in Windows Media Player and I want my friend on the gtalk to hear what I am playing on my PC simultaneously I ...
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Connecting a smartlav+ microphone to a computer through a sound card adapter

I am trying to connect a smartlav+ microphone to a computer. When connecting the mic directly to the computer or to a mobile phone using the audio jack, the mic records perfectly. When trying to use ...
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Drivers for headphones with in-line mic and remote control

Is there a way to get the in-line microphone and remote controller on headphones to work on Windows? I've got Koss iSpark designed to work with iPhone, but also other smartphones. It has in-line ...
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Speaker sound volume drops when microphone is active

Whenever the microphone is used by some application, the speaker volume drops about 50%. Even if I open the sound device settings, the volume drops because the microphone will be activated. I already ...
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Microphone not recording

I have a microphone set as default device with normal levels, but it doesn't record anything. Sound works fine. I have windows 10 and it works fine on my other computer. I have reinstalled the drivers,...
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How do I join a Lync/Skype for business online meeting without a microphone?

The meeting is a presentation rather than a conference call and therefore no microphone is needed to provide feedback. Joining the call results in a Lync/Skype For Business error that there is no ...
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Sound Blaster 5.1 VX, line in and mic issues

I have a Sound Blaster 5.1 VX audio card. The card has one 3.5 jack for audio ingress that is used both for mic in and line in. I need to use it as mic in but I can't find a way to tell the audio ...
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How to activate the microphone in Win 10 only when a certain key is pressed?

As a quite frequent user of the microphone in Windows 10, especially using TeamSpeak (with Push-to-Talk), I feel worried knowing my (propably not bullet-proof) system can listen to my terrible singing,...
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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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How to get SnagIt to recognise my microphone over VMWare

I use VMWare to work from home sometimes, and recently I have needed to make a couple videos in SnagIt, but my work computer says that it can't find a microphone, is there a way to make it recognize ...